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Synonyms for milestone

stone post at side of a road to show distances


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a significant event in your life (or in a project)

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There was another milestone, a sad one, marking a little grave under a willow tree at Sunnybrook Farm.
When Rebecca looked back upon the year or two that followed the Simpsons' Thanksgiving party, she could see only certain milestones rising in the quiet pathway of the months.
I wonder what she'll think about the mystery of Golden Milestone," remarked Felicity.
Golden Milestone was the beautiful name the Awkward Man had given his home; and there was a mystery about it, as readers of the first volume of these chronicles will recall.
I do b'lieve, too, as that there un'd sooner break his heart than let us go by him afore next milestone.
At the second milestone the boys pulled up short, and waved their hats to the guard, who had his watch out and shouted "4.
Through the closely fastened windows the prisoner could perceive the houses and the pavement, that was all; but, true Parisian as he was, Bonacieux could recognize every street by the milestones, the signs, and the lamps.
Along the tedious length of Benvill Lane she began to grow tired, and she leant upon gates and paused by milestones.
The road is often marked by crosses, in the place of milestones, to signify where human blood has been spilled.
He never noticed that Helen and Frieda were hostile, or that Tibby was not interested in currant plantations; he never noticed the lights and shades that exist in the grayest conversation, the finger-posts, the milestones, the collisions, the illimitable views.
Well, Major Dobbin passed through all this from Southampton to London, and without noting much beyond the milestones along the road.
It was principally English; saving that it comprised the usual French Count and the usual Italian Marchese--decorative social milestones, always to be found in certain places, and varying very little in appearance.
All them old cats WILL run their heads agin milestones,' observed Mr.
Not that Tom was moulded on the spoony type of the Industrious Apprentice; he had a very strong appetite for pleasure,--would have liked to be a Tamer of horses and to make a distinguished figure in all neighboring eyes, dispensing treats and benefits to others with well-judged liberality, and being pronounced one of the finest young fellows of those parts; nay, he determined to achieve these things sooner or later; but his practical shrewdness told him that the means no such achievements could only lie for him in present abstinence and self-denial; there were certain milestones to be passed, and one of the first was the payment of his father's debts.